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up. >> still ahead. george h-w bush responds to the nationwide concern over his health. including cracking a few jokes. then. five days and counting until the fiscal cliff deadline. the possible plan b in case an agreement is not reached. former president george h-w bush.is still in intensve care at a houston hospital.dealing with a stubborn fever.but his sense of humor is just fine. the former president's family is confident he will be out of intensive care soon. bush's chief of staff sent supporters a note today including this quote: "he would ask me to tell you to please put the harps back in the closet." the 88-year-old has been in the hospital for more than a month, after first coming down with bronchitis. ♪ [ female announcer ] no more paper coupons. no more paper lists. [ dog barking ] ♪ no more paper anything. safeway presents just for u. ♪ save more. save easier. saving more, starts now. just for u on the safeway app. >> norman near schwarzkopf says it died. he gained attention in 19991 when he laid operation desert storm. he liberated kuwait after the iraqi invasio
george h.w. bush has a message for his admirers around the world. he's not going anywhere. in a message in thursday, his chief of staff said the 41st president's condition is not dire. becker said mr. bush has every intention of staying put and that we can "put the harps back in the closet." the 88-year-old mr. bush is in the intensive care unit of a houston hospital where he's receiving treatment for an elevated fever. >> still has his sense of human. >>> vladimir putin has signed a continue versional bill banning u.s. citizens from adopting russian children. the decision raising tensions between the two countries, seen for retaliation for a new law in the u.s. that seeks to punish russians for human rights violations. the ban will take effect on january 1st, that's really right away it would halt all new adoptions and end those already in progress. incredible. a lot of families in the process of adopting children in russia. >> those poor kids. >>> want to move on to the weather. lots of snow, wind, hail everywhere across the u.s. the storm that brought snow and spun off tornadoes is s
george h.w. bush who remains in a houston hospital. nbc news has learned his stubborn fever has gotten worse and he was admitted to the intensive care unit on sunday. doctors have him on a liquid-only diet. he's surrounded by family. mr. bush who is 88 years old has been hospitalized with bronchitis since just after thanksgiving. >>> now, for a look at your national weather here once again is nbc meteorologist dylan dreyer. >> well, it's been busy across the northeast, especially the whole eastern third of the country really for this holiday. we are going to see the chance of more snow falling across northern portions of new england, as this continue continues to move off to the north and the east. we are looking at an additional several inches, especially upstate new york, into vermont, into new hampshire as well but it has now transitioned over to rain to southern new england. and we are going to see this area of low pressure continue to move up through the north and east through the day. so the worst of the wind is over. we're pretty much done with the most severe thunder storms tha
at home is not in the plans for george h. w. bush. he is spending another night in hospital. he has been in the hospital since last month with a lingering bronchitis' cough. doctors had hoped to release them but he delivered a fever. doctors say they are optimistic he will recover. the good news come he is surrounded by his wife and other relatives. nelson mandela is looking better after two weeks in the hospital. he had surgery to remove gall stones and developed a lung infection. no word on whether the former president will be released but he does remain in good spirits. she had a memorable moment with daniel craig and now queen elizabeth's's christmas message is all of the bus. it is the first time it was delivered in 3d. >> those who have lost loved ones may find a state full of memories. that is why it is important at this time of year to reach out beyond our familiar relationships, to think of those who are on their own. >> we are not showing it in 3d. she also expressed gratitude for the enthusiasm she marked for 60 years on the throne. next on 11 news, a dazzling spectacle. one h
complications last monday. he was 88 years old. george h.w. bush is in stable condition in a houston hospital. he has been undergoing treatment for bronchitis. doctors are still optimistic that bush will make a full recovery. he still needs to build up some strength before they can release him. >> i know senator michael crapo has been arrested for dui in virginia. iled a field sobriety test and was arrested just before 1:00 a.m. he's due back in court on january 4. >> 28 degrees at b.w.i.. how do you say thank you to the people who deliver your mail or collector trash? >> that is a good question. a live picture on the beltway at york road. we will let you know of any problems to avoid thisc1 >> now insta-weather plus and traffic pulse 11 together. >> time to take a look at your morning commute. a nice ride out there. let's look at some of the area roads. 55 on the north side. problem free on the west side. 63 miles per hour eastbound on 70. this is baltimore national pike. outer loop traffic down towards 95, problem free at the moment. all clear on the harrisburg expressway down to the beltwa
he was 78. >>> former president george h. w. bush remains in intensive care at a texas hospital this morning. his chief of staff says bush is getting excellent medical care but expects nobody the hospital for a while. he is battling bronchitis and other complications from it. the 88-year-old was admitted to the hospital more than a month ago. >>> three people were killed when a tractor-trailer that was stopped in traffic was rear ended by a pickup. all of the victims were in the pickup. this happened about 7:00 last night and traffic was still moving slowly in the area late last night. in other news, hundreds of teachers in utah taking a gun training course in the wake of shooting tragedy in newtown, connecticut. >> the idea of arming teachers is he lifting both support and op indication. we have a report. >> reporter: gun rights advocates in utah offering free gun training for teachers. utah shooting sports council saying the 200 person, six-hour course was filled to capacity. >> to protect my children in case of any assault, any bad guys coming in to attack. >> reporter: in an
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afternoon at 3:00. >>> want to update you on developing news in houston. george h. w. bush has been released from icugabe is staineding by. you told us two hours ago that the president was singing to doctors and unurses, he sounds like he is doing better than a week ago? >> yes, we got a update saying that former president bush was moved to a regular patient room and that the bush family wanted to thank everyone for their thought prayers. this comes a day after the spokesman said that the former president was singing along with his medical staff. and the 41st president of the united states first went to the hospital in early november for bronchitis, he was released a few days later and then after thanksgiving went back in with a nagging cough. his families have not released many details of the treatment he has been receiving, but late this week, on thursday, houston -- the chief of staff urge supporters to put the hearts back in the closet. president bush was a fighter and in good spirits, still no telling how long he will be in the hospital. but we learned that he has been moved from the ic
stories tonight. involve george h.w. bush. a spokesman says a stubborn fever that kept the father or motherrer president in the hospital over christmas has gotten worse and is now on a liquids only diet. >> they don't keep you in the icu because things are going. we hope the treatments will turn things around. >> he originally went to the hospital more than a month ago with a bronchitis,-like cough. know eale walker is live in san francisco and trains running on time. >> reporter: ken a train just pulled into a station here right on time with the evening community. but they where are central balling earlier to fix a glib that derailed the morning community. when a train is coming, there's nothing to do but wait for it to pass. this morning passengers were just waiting for it to arrive. >> there was a problem with our switches that allowed the trains to move out onto the tracks. to respond to that we had to send out signal maintainers to physically move the switchers back and forth to allow the trains o operate. >> trains waited for clearance for over 1 hour and 45 minutes. left pe
and nurses and more good news. he is out of intensive care. george h.w. bush was recovering from bronchitis last weekend when he developed a fever and was moved into the icu. the bush family said that they are thankful for everyone's prayers and good wishes. >>> the house and senate will be back in session tomorrow and that's the earliest we could see any vote on any deal to avoid or soften the blow of the fist call cliff. lawmakers are trying to piece something together tonight. but as brian mooar reports it will be far short of a grand bargain. >> reporter: as the senate leaders were mapping an escape from the fiscal cliff, president obama and republicans issued dueling messages on the web. >> we cannot afford the self inflicted wound to the economy. the folks you send to washington have to do their jobs. >> reporter: if the nation goes over the fiscal cliff next tuesday each side says the other is to blame. >> we can avoid the fiscal cliff if the president and the democrat-controlled senate step forward and work with republicans to solve this problem and solve it now. >> reporter: all ov
not be welcome. >> reporter: in virginiava, beth parker, fox 5 news. >> >>> former president george h.w. bush is still in intensive care tonight. a spokesperson said he's improving. mr. bush has been in a houston hospital since november 23rd being treated for a cough related to bronchitis. he was moved to icu on sunday to be treated for a persistent fever. a family spokesperson said the former president is alert and in good spirits and this is a good sign. we're told he's singing with doctors and nurses. >>> reaction continues to come in tonight following the death of norman schwarzkopf. he died of complications from pneumonia yesterday and he commanded u.s. forces in the early '90s that led the coalition that drove saddam hussein's forces out of kuwait in 1990 along the first persian gulf war. the ailing former president george h.w. bush called schwarzkopf a good and descent man. collin powell said america lost a great patriot and soldier. >>> today marks two weeks since the school shooting in newtown, connecticut. the clergy marked the somber day with a vigil. religious leaders from all fai
'll have an update on former president george h.w. bush who is still in intensive care tonight. >> plus an anti-adoption law is officially on the books in russia. we will find out how it is impacting families in our area next.  >>> former president george h.w. bush is still in intensive care tonight, but a spokesman says he's improving. the former president has been in a houston hospital since november 23rd where he is being treated for a cough and bronchitis. the 40 first president was moved to -- the 41st president was moved to intensive care on sunday when he developed fever. the former president is alert and in good spirits and reported to have been singing with his doctors and his nurses. >>> something that's happened thousands of miles away has families in the u.s. very upset. the president of russia signed a ban that would prevent americans from adopting children in russia. 60,000 children have been adopted by american families in the last 20 years. as fox 5's beth parker shows us, the ban will change a lot of lives. >> reporter: a photo of the orphanag
again. >>> also this morning, former president george h. w. bush remains in intensive care at a texas hospital this morning. his chief of staff says his family is confident the 41st president will leave the hospital but expects to be there for a while. he is battling bronchitis, a lingering fever among other complications. the 88-year-old was admitted to the hospital last month but has only been in the icu since sunday. >>> coming up next, a look at the morning's other top stories. police are investigating an accident on one of our area's busiest stretches of road that left three people dead. >> and a murder ore christmas eve as a family gets ready to bury a loved one. d.c. police step up their search for a suspect in a crime that seems to have very few clues. ó >>> virginia state police continue to investigate a deadly accident at the springfield interchange. it happened around 7:00 last night when a tractor-trailer stopped in traffic was rear ended by a pickup truck. three people inside the pick upstruck died at the scene. the driver of the tractor- trailer was not hurt. >>> d.c.
george h.w. bush still in a texas hospital. he has been in intensive care since sunday but we're hearing now his condition is improving. we're joined from houston. paul, what can you tell us about the former president's condition? >> reporter: i can tell you this, don. he is now out of intensive care and a bush spokesman is telling me this is just wonderful, great news for the family that he has finally been taken out of intensive care. and for some reason, it seems like singing is a theme here among hw bush. the oak ridge boys apparently serenaded him yesterday after barbara bush had made a call to them and said we need for you to lift his spirits, and indeed they did, from what we understand. the oak ridge boys sang el vira and amazing grace. and the president reportedly singing yesterday and shows he still has his positive attitude and kept his sense of humor. a lot of clarity here. he says president bush absolutely loves his doctors and nurses here. burr again, the headline, he is now out of intensive care, don. >> paul, thank you very much. we appreciate it. >>> other news now. poli
. >> he was proven right on so many front. he and president george h.w. bush, agreed, they didn't want to "go all the way to baghdad." if u.s. forces went to baghdad and occupied iraq in the winter of 1991, they would basically have to take responsibility for the country. it would be a long, bogged down expensive process. they decided that their real goal was to gelt iraqis out of kuwait. accomplished that, want to go further and later in 2003, they were proven right when the u.s. invasion would become something that would last so many years. >> barbara star to the pentagon. to houston now, where 88-year-old former president george h.w. bush remains in intensive care, treated for an elevated feeter. he appreciates the outpouring of support he received from around the world, but not planning on going anywhere soon. miguel marquez joins us from houston. what did his people say? put the harps away? >> yeah, that is from his current chief of staff, gene becker. put the harps away, not going anywhere. look, is he -- he is sick, but not critical is what i can gather from what folks are sayin
president george h. w. bush will spend christmas in hospital. the 88-year-old has been hospitalized in houston since last month. he is reportedly being treated for bronchitis. bush has been receiving physical therapy to help gain strength and they are being optimistic he will make a full recovery. >>> san jose police officers will have a little something extra in their patrol cars this evens. as robert honda reports from san jose, the officers will carry gifts for children in particularly stressful situations. >> the supply area for the san jose police department tonight looked more appropriate for santa's sleigh than patrol cars. these toys were donated by dollar tree stores for police officers to distribute to families on this christmas eve night, but these gifts won't be handed out randomly in neighborhoods but given specifically to children who really need the holiday cheer. >> we're seeing people at their worst a lot of times. we're going out to these home, a lot of domestic violence disturbances around the holidays and a lot of times we see frightened children caught in the mi
this is a conversation we should have had months ago. >> former president george h. w. bush is still in intensive care at a hospital in houston with a stubborn fever. the family is, that he will be out of the i see you sound. the chief of staff said supporters a note yesterday including " he would ask me to tell you please put the sharks back in the closet " the 88 year- old has been in a hospital for more than a month after first coming down with bronchitis. >> a live look at the james lick and traffic is light. it is very cold and we will have updates on your forecast. also wall street reacted to washington. we will be right back. ♪ ♪ [ female announcer ] no more paper coupons. no more paper lists. [ dog barking ] ♪ no more paper anything. safeway presents just for u. ♪ save more. save easier. saving more, starts now. just for u on the safeway app. among watching wall street and the answer is bracing themselves for going over the fiscal cliff here if stock futures down 61 points at the opening bell there is another round of meetings in washington say. it could push this economy into a recess
president george h.w. bush is improving tonight in a hospital in houston, texas. they say he's even singing to his doctors and nurses. a spokesman for the family says the former president, who's 88 years old now, is alert and in good spirits. he's still in intensive care. he's been treated for persistent fever. the former president has been in the hospital for more than a month now. doctors say they're still optimistic about his recovery. >>> well, now, it is pretty simple. redskins and the cowboys this weekend. win and you're in. otherwise go home. two teams play sunday night. nbc 4 right here. the nfc east title. that means sunday the home of the clark family in capital heights, maryland, will be a house divided. candace and janiece clark are for the burgundy and gold. good for them. the others are cowboy fans. perhaps therapy is on the way. while the kids watch at home on sunday, mom and dad, they're going to the game. >> it's nothing like 90,000 just going -- oh, my god. it's beautiful. it is beautiful. >> we'll be divorced on sunday. just for sunday, though. >> may be wondering about t
was 78 years old. >>> former president george h.w. bush is in intensive care in a hospital this morning in houston county. he is battling several complications, including bronchitis and a fever. he was admitted to the hospital last month. >>> here we go. >> hear the music -- >> you know what it is, yep. dave ross is hear to talk redskins, cowboys. hello there. >> what a show. when you have the first ladies of football in the house, right on in studio b. they played at my brother's wedding 10 years ago. >> did they really? >> incredible band. >> that's fantastic. >> you have to stick around for them. from virginia beach. what a show. >> it's a great show. >> and by the way, the biggest game in town in two days at fed ex field. got all the trimmings, it doesn't get better than this. let's take you back to thanksgiving day. i was down there in big d, and i think we were texting a little bit during the game. i said, they have no idea how to stop robert griffin iii. really to me this was the true coming out party. national stage, thanksgiving, captive audience. everybody is watching this gam
for public office. former president george h. w. bush remains in intensive care at a hospital in houston. his spokeswoman says he's getting excellent medical treatment. she says he would advise people to "with the harps back in the closet." he was admitted to the hospital november 23 and has been in intensive care since sunday, battling a terrible case of bronchitis and a series of complications. secretary of state clinton is expected to return to work next week after recovering from a concussion she suffered after fainting while fighting. a stomach fighting she's an hour at three weeks now. she has promised to testify next month before congress on the deadly attacks in benghazi. the buzz kids growing for sunday's big matchup between the cowboys and the redskins. -- buzz keeps growing. bars and restaurants will be packed with people cannot get into fedex field. john gonzalez? >> you can afford a ticket for you and me, john. this game is so big metro had decided to stay open an extra hour after the game. the game is so big it has been most to prime-time national television and the stadium is a
was walking home. the suspects will be back in court next week. >>> former president george h.w. bush is said to be improving at a houston hospital this afternoon, even singing to his doctors and nurseman. a family spokesman says the 88-year-old is in good spirits. the former president has been hospitalized now for more than a month. doctors say they're still optimistic about his recovery. >>> policy tigds and leader remembering general norman schwarzkopf, the man who commanded forces in the first gulf war died yesterday of complications from pneumonia. andrea mitchell looks back at his career and explains how he earned his nickname. >> reporter: nicknamed stormin' norman for his legendary temper, norman schwarzkopf was an american original. colorful and blunt-talking, he used his prewar briefings to try to sca to. >> reporter: when the decision to go to war was made, he was ready with a plan to outflank the iraqi forces. former president bush with brian williams last year. >> i remember when he came and presented his plan at camp david to us. we fine-tuned it a bit or asked that it be fine-t
. >> former president george h. w. bush may end up spending christmas in the hospital. the 88-year-old has been in houston hospital for month of an untreated for bronchitis. the hospital issued a statement saying mr. bush's doctors are optimistic about its oil recovery. they've not set a date for him to be released. apparently, mitt romney did not want to be president. this is according to his oldest son. he told the boston globe's his father had no desire to run and would of been happy to step aside if he could've found someone else to take its place. his son said that his father loved the country but does not love the attention. the globe reports several of his sons try to convince him not to run. interesting. >> eight days away from the fiscal cliff deadline. there's no movement from miticide or a deal. automatic spending cuts and tax increases will stick in january 1st if no deal is in place. that could throw the u.s. back into recession. president obama and lawmakers are on vacation. congress is not expected to meet again until after christmas. >> i guess we can call in another sign o
seen in public for two weeks. >>> former president george h.w. bush remains in critical condition in a hospital. the former commander in chief has been in the icu since sunday. the senior bush is surrounded by family. the bush family spokesman says the former president is alert and in good spirits. he says his physicians remain cautiously optimistic that the current course of treatment will be effective. >>> same-sex couples will be allowed to get married in another state. in maine tomorrow, same-sex couples will be allowed to wed. in november, voters in maine, washington and maryland all approved same-sex marriage. >>> new details on a brutal homicide. the possible motive on a case where the victims were left in the middle of a street. >>> there are already several reservoirs overflowing because of the recent storms and now more rain is on the way. we'll show you if there are any reasons to be concerned. [ laughter ] [ girl ] wow, you guys have it easy. i wish i had u-verse when i was your age. in my day, we didn't have these fancy wireless receivers. blah blah blah. if i had a s
. >>> george h.w. bush, forced to spend christmas day in a houston hospital. he was treated to a special holiday meal. 88 years old. been in the hospital for more than a month with a lingering cough. doctors are cautiously optimistic for a full recovery for the president. >>> before heading back to d.c., president obama and the first lady michelle obama kept up a christmas tradition. visiting marines at a base in hawaii, thanking them for their service. >> the greatest honor i have as president is being commander in chief and the reason it's an honor is because not only do we have the finest military in the world, but we also have the finest fighting men and women in the world. >> mrs. obama and their daughters will not be cutting their vacation short. they will stay in hawaii. >> good for them. >>> l.a., the best record in the nba. no, not the lakers. the clippers! look at billy crystal. they won their franchise record. he's court side a lot apparently. a record 14th game in a row on christmas night. beating the nuggets, a score of 112-1000, 22-6 on the year. earlier in the day, in the
from possible across the board tax increases and spending cuts. >>> former president george h.w. bush is still in a houston hospital. his wife, barbara, and other relatives at his side. the 88-year-old has been in the hospital for more than a month with a lingering cough and recently had a low grade fever. doctors remain cautiously optimistic about a full recovery. >>> a claim of facebook privacy breach within the zuckerberg family. his sister says a family photo was reposted by another person on twitter. randy zuckerberg called the woman out. the woman apologized said it was public because it was in her facebook newsfeed. >>> in china the longest high speed railway opens, connects beijing with guangzhou, 1,500 in eight hours, but tickets start at $138, and they're a little pricey for some people and many travelers say it's cheaper and faster to fly. >>> a report just out this morning shows home prices up in october, the biggest annual gain in more than two years. alison kosik joins us from the new york stock exchange. tell us more. >> this is a bigger gain than analysts were expectin
. former president george h.w. bush issued a statement, saying he was one of the great leaders of his generation and called him a decent man and dear friend. he was 78 years old. >>> speaking of former president bush, an aide says he's still in intensive care as he fights a severe case of bronchitis. but the chief of staff says people should "put the harps back in the closet." sarah? >>> our other big story now, avoiding the fiscal cliff and the countdown is only, with only a few days left until the deadline. only have until next week to come up with a deal. this afternoon president obama will hold a meeting at the white house. >> he invited democratic and republican leaders for the talks. we get the latest from sherri ly live at the white house. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. they are back at it again today. these are the first face to face talks between the president and republican leaders, and today the president will be meeting with congressional leaders here at the white house from both parties. they are trying to figure out a way to get around this fiscal cliff, and at
it with the mexican government. >> former president george h.w. bush may not be in time hoement for christmas. >> the 14st president has been in the hospital since december 23rd for bronchitis related cough. >> senator daniel inouye, about 1,000 people attending that memorial service in hawaii including president obama an the first lady. senate majority leader harry reid paying tribute to the war hero. >> inouye said my biggest challenge is to convince myself on this day i did my best. i can't think of a single day during the 30 yearsive known senator inouye that he didn't do his best. >> senator inouye was 88 years old and second longest serving senator in u.s. history. >>> no deelt in sight an the fiscal cliff is less than a week away. they are arguing who is at fault for the disagreement. steve centanni is live with more. >> no agreement but plenty of talk. push for a plan b saying the ball is now in the democrat's court there has been no movement toward any kind of deal. republicans can't spending cuts and one key republican says what they need now is leadership. >> if you want leaders th
george h.w. bush would be able to spend christmas at home have now changed their mind. the 85-year-old was hospitalized in houston late last month. doctors say bush has been receiving physical therapy to help him gain strength and they are optimistic he will make a full recovery. >>> still to come, how santa is doing on his night to deliver gifts. >> and how one santa >>> there's no shortage of christmas cheer for a small town in the south bay once damaged by floods. >> and ktvu photo journalist chris paxton introduces us to one family who has helped the town rebuild its spirit. >> reporter: one more. >> oh my gosh what a deal. >> here is something. >> we can get more of these. >> it's down to a science now. >> can we do this. >> 34. >> 25 now. >> a girl would be happy with a pink monkey. >> we keep track of them by age, by year. >> two, one, yay. >> the gifts we give out are from infants to 13 years old. last year we probably had 15 carts loaded up with gifts. you people are so awesome we really appreciate this. >> the kids just love meeting santa. >> he's so excited to meet santa
president george h.w. bush's condition has worsened. niece intensive care this morning. he's fight ago persistent fever that's gone up over the last few days. the 41st president was hospitalized last month for a bronchitis-related cough. he had a series of setbacks. >> he just started to have a few low energy days and things kind of snowballed from there. probably exactly the wrong time because of his weakened condition, because of the fight against bronchitis, 88 years old, it adds up to a tough situation right now. >> juliet: he's been a tough guy all his life. he's reportedly alert, joking with the staff at methodist hospital. we're told he's on liquids only for the time being. >>> dozens of people singing "amazing grace" at a candlelight vigil as they remembered the two firefighters murdered in new york. ♪ i once was lost ♪ but now am found ♪ . >> juliet: the two men were shot and killed during an ex-con's christmas eve ambush. we're hearing from the firefighters who survived the attack. in a joint statement, they shared their gratitude for all the prayers. doctors upgraded t
part and when more snow will fall >>> former president george h.w. bush is in intensive care. we'll have the latest on his medical condition. >
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for just one troop leader. >>> tonight, former president george h.w. bush remains in intensive care in a houston hospital. the 88-year-old bush was moved to icu on sunday. bush has a persistent fever, and remains in guarded condition. however, he was able to enjoy christmas. >> was conscious, he was able to visit with his family members. he was joking with medical staff, and nurses, and the doctors there. he hasn't lost his sense of humor to be sure. greenlight doctors are doing -- the doctors are doing everything they can to bring down his fever. >>> heavy rain left pools of standing water on the roadway, forcing the closure of portions of the southbound lanes. a spokesperson with the city's department of public works says there is no estimate yet on when the lanes will reopen. >>> across the bay in oakland. this is what one resident woke up to find. her neighbor's tree burying her car. >> on highway 4, near the pittsburg/antioch border, one lane was shout down. the potholes will almost a foot deep and the roads were reopened a couple of hours later. >> kind of dry today, but a lot
close buddy and i will miss him. former president george h.w. bush called him in a statement a true american patriot. the 88-year-old former president remains in intensive care in a houston hospital being treated for a fever. a long-time aid of the former president says he's unlikely to leave the hospital any time soon but will tell well wishers to put the harps back in the closet. >>> l.a.'s most recent gun buy back is being to thedded a a huge success. >>> chp and oakland police are investigating a deadly hit and run accident. we'll tell you how that accident could also impact your morning commute. >>> look at the east shore freeway shows a lot of folks out there on the roadways. so far we don't have too many backups. we'll have more traffic next. >>> good morning it's cold out there. a lot of 30s. vacaville, fairfield 31. clouds will be increasing. could be very light rain. mainly cloudy and cool today. >> here's a quick look at the top stories we're following right now. oakland police are investigating three homicides this morning. two people were shot and killed in west oakland
troop leader. >>> tonight, former president george h.w. bush remains in intensive care in a houston hospital. the 88-year-old bush was moved to icu on sunday. bush has a persistent fever, and remains in guarded condition. however, he was able to enjoy christmas. >> was conscious, he was able to visit with his family members. he was joking with medical staff, and nurses, and the doctors there. he hasn't lost his sense of humor to be sure. greenlight doctors are doing -- the doctors are doing everything they can to bring down his fever. >>> heavy rain left pools of standing water on the roadway, forcing the closure of portions of the southbound lanes. a spokesperson with the city's department of public works says there is no estimate yet on when the lanes will reopen. >>> across the bay in oakland. this is what one resident woke up to find. her neighbor's tree burying her car. >> on highway 4, near the pittsburg/antioch border, one lane was shout down. the potholes will almost a foot deep and the roads were reopened a couple of hours later. >> kind of dry today, but a lot of rain over
information on the health of former president george h.w. bush. a spokesperson said that his condition continues to improve and he was moved from intensive care to a regular hospital room. the 41st president has been in the hospital since november with bronchitis-related cough n. a statement today, he's thanking everyone for their well-wishes and prayers. he's the oldest living former president at 81 years of age. >>> an attorney is asking permission to sue the state of connecticut for $100 million on behalf of a student who survived the mass shooting. the state has immunity against most lawsuits unless permission to sue is granted. the lawyer said the six-year- old student was in a classroom at sandy hook elementary when she heard the horrific confrontation with the shooter at ir-- over a loudspeaker. the lawsuit claims the child is traumatized by the killings. >>> a followup on the story we broke at 10 last night. a fatal fire in greenbelt, maryland. the fire officials tell us the woman died in the friday night fire and two people were hurt. it happened around 9 on laurel hill road.
president george h.w. bush. a family spokesperson says his condition is improving. he's potential taken to singing for his doctors and nurses. he's still battling that fever at a hospital in houston he was moved to icu on sunday. doctors are still optimistic about his recovery. >>> yet another epic battle in this town this weekend. stakes could not be higher. it is winner take all for the nfc east title. >> it's been a successful season. almost as successful as the redskins themselves. now that there are talk of playoffs, but before we get to that, there is one win in the way. >> the shirt says it all. redskins fans are ready to clinch the division title, but why stop there? >> i'm getting ready to think about my drive to new orleans. >> first the redskins and cowboys face off in a classic nfl rivalry. each team has their loyal fans sporting their colors, but not everyone is eager to throw on the burgundy and gold. go redskins. >> cowboys! 28-21, cowboys! >> the clarks are split down the middle. >>> the one i was in labor with, this is how she -- he has to go with his dear old dad. he's
offers by both parties to run for political office. >> president george h. w. bush is today statement, saying he epitomized the duties that has defended our freedom and seen this great nation tour most trying international crises. barbara and i mourn the loss of a true patriot and one of the two military leaders of this generation. general norman schwarzkopf was 78. politically speaking, he never showed any interest in running the office. he often played down the label of euro. in his later years, he seemed most proud of his work with children's charities, saying, it is nice to feel you have a purpose. scott thuman, abc 7 news. >> corporate tonight for local families looking to adopt children from overseas -- heartbreak tonight for local families looking to adopt children from overseas. >> how you could join beyonce at the super bowl. president obama scheduled to speak on the fiscal cliff 20 minutes from now. woody has to say, live when it happens. -- what he has to say, live when it happens. >> you are watching abc 7 news at 5:00 with leon harris, alison starling, chief meteorologist
elementary in newtown. he killed 20 first graders and six adults. >>> this morning, george h.w. bush's health appears to be improving. he's still in a houston intensive care unit after a persistent fever. sources say the 88-year-old is in good spirits, even singing to the hospital staff. bush has been in the hospital now for more than a month. doctors say they're optimistic about his recovery. >>> if you've ever wanted to go to the presidential inauguration ball hosted by the president, here's your opportunity. the presidential inaugural committee is making a limited number of tickets available to the public on a first-come, first-serve basis. the ball is january 21st at the walter e. washington convention center. you just have to sign up at their website. it's 2013pic.org. you can request up to two tickets after $60 a pop. >> hot ticket in town. >> in 2008, i was covering a ball which is not as fun as going to one and enjoying it. talk about the weather. last night we asked people to send in questions. we heard from tania and diane. they're saying, we would like some snow in woodbridge and
the efforts to train the afghan military units before they pull out. >> it looks like george h.w. bush will be spending his christmas in the hospital. he has been undergoing treatment for a bronchitis-like cough since november. doctors are cautiously optimistic that president bush's son, former president george w. bush has been among the visitors at the hospital. no word on when he will be released. >> nelson mandela is enjoying better health. his condition is improving and he's in really good spirits. he has been in the hospital since december 8th. he's recovering from a lung infection and the removal of gall stones. his wife and family along with the current president of south africa visiting him, sreurbing him a merry christmas. >> passengers in denver are finding a special way to be of good shear while helping the less fortunate. these men and women of the encloses all methodist ministers getting behind the bar, that's right, on christmas eve, to serve drinks and collect tips. >> a lot of folks come in here that might not necessary logo to church, and might not hear about the need,
of former president george h.w. bush has taken a turn for the worst. he was moved into intensive care because ofs aelevated fever. the nation's 41st president is on a liquid diet. his condition listed as guarded. the 88-year-old coping with christmas in the hospital by -- well, he says he's determined in the to be grumpy about all of this. >>> toyota has agreed to pay a $1.1 billion settlement. that would be to settle a class-action suit over sudden acceleration issues. under the agreement, toyota will install a break override system in affected cars. it will set up a fund of $250 million for former toyota owners who sold their cars from september of 2009 through all of 2010. that would go to compensate owners for their car's reduced value because of bad publicity. toyota's attorneys say a separate fund of $250 million will also be established to compensate current owners whose vehicles aren't eligible for that break override system. >>> in this terrible weather, rescuers are racing to save that giant sick beached wheel off breezy point in queens. if that sounds familiar, it was one o
residents will be able to return home. >> for president george h. w. bush is in intensive care at a houston hospital this morning. he has been there since last month with what is being described as a stubborn fever. a spokesperson says the 88 year old is on an all liquid diet and has been and i see you sense sunday. he was originally admitted to the hospital for a bronchitis like cough there at the cop has improved with a fever is not the issue. >> the good news forumbers this morning we had a drop of a number of americans filing for unemployment last week. for the month we are at the lowest level for unemployment claims and nearly five years. the labor department said that weekly applications dropped to 350,000 and that's 10,000 fewer applicants than expected. the four week average at less also measure fell to a nearly five-year low of 356,750. the country is edging closer to follow up the fiscal cliff and there are no signs of a compromise between, between democrats and republicans. present obama returns to watching today after cutting as holiday vacation in hawaii short. house and senate
done that since 1990 when george h.w. bush raised taxes. it's not done in the republican party. and he couldn't get his members to go along with it. >> and that's an excellent point. it's not so much boehner that he doesn't know how to lead. i can't think of anybody who would do a better job. it's the entire body right now and the state of politics where we are. particularly in the republican party that makes it very difficult to lead. nancy pelosi is still able to lead her caucus. she kept every single democrat, everyone the most moderate, she kept them all in line to not vote for the boehner bill. boehner just can't do it. >> thanks so much. really good to see you dana, ryan, thanks to you both. >>> first tornadoes and now blizzard conditions. we're following several severe weather stories making it difficult for millions of americans. holly is at the world's busiest airport, hartsfield jackson in atlanta. what are you seeing there? >> reporter: well, joe, it's pretty steady here. it's getting a little bit more crowded as the evening goes on. but i can tell you that some people are h
. >> former president george h-w bush will probably spend christmas in a houston hospital. doctors had hoped to release him by now. but they want to make sure the 88- year-old builds up his energy. bush has been hospitalized for about a month after getting bronchitis. >> at the vatican. pope benedict celebrated christmas eve mass. praying in part that the israelis and palestinians live in peace and freedom. the pope also asked for prayer for syria, lebanon and iraq. tomorrow - he'll deliver his traditional christmas address. >> a lot of children will go to bed tonight.wondering just when santa will be arriving. and of course - there's a way to track his every move -- online. grant lodes is back to show us how. >> the real santa claus is on his sleigh tonight, santa claus is coming to town. the north american aerospace command or " norad'.. he is in western europe. he has just left the united king start northern ireland, and then i will lead with four. billion the gifts have been delivered. and then-you will go from ireland from northern ireland. he is going to go west and eventually will rid
for women in sexual violence. >>> george h.w. bush is still in intensive care at a hospital in houston. family spokesman jim mcgrath says the 88-year-old former president is improving. his conversations with doctors and nurses now include singing. bush is being treated for a fever following bronchitis-related cough. >>> is hockey going to happen this season? i ask you that. the nhl wants to get back to the bargaining table with the locked out players association after a new contract offer from the league broke thece between the two sides -- no pun intended. okay, maybe a small one. talks are scheduled to resume sunday in new york. >>> proof that annual traditions in other countries don't always translate. a town in southeast spain is cleaning up after revelers battled it out with flour, eggs, and -- wait for it -- firecrackers. the annual flour/egg/firecracker fight takes place on december 28 and celebrates spain's equivalent of april fool's day. to recap, that is flour, eggs, and firecrackers. jud . >> do they combine? >> yeah, like bisquick a la requirecrackers. >> some story meeting
better today. thank you so much for keeping us up to date on the condition of george h.w. bush for us. >>> the president of the nra is opening up to cnn insisting that most americans back his group and why a gun registry would be a bad idea. >>> and shoppers get the surprise of their life at a shopping mall when an aquarium unleashes a flood of water and some sharks. [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus presents the cold truth. i have a cold, and i took nyquil, but i'm still "stubbed" up. [ male announcer ] truth is, nyquil doesn't unstuff your nose. what? [ male announcer ] it doesn't have a decongestant. no way. [ male announcer ] sorry. alka-seltzer plus fights your worst cold symptoms plus has a fast acting decongestant to relieve your stuffy nose. [ sighs ] thanks! [ male announcer ] you're welcome. that's the cold truth! [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus. ♪ oh what a relief it is! ♪ [ male announcer ] to learn more about the cold truth and save $1 visit alka-seltzer on facebook. we believe the more you know, the better you trade. so we have ongoing webinars and interactiv
, florida, at age 78. >>> former president george h.w. bush released this statement. he says, "general schwarzkopf epitomized the duty, service, country creed that has defended our freedom and seen this great nation through our most trying international crises." >>> a spokesman for former president george h.w. bush says, quote, put the hearts back in the closet, yes. gene decker says his boss is sick, but his condition is not dire. the 41st president remains in intensive care in a houston hospital. he has been in the hospital since november 23rd. >>> in south africa, the granddaughters of nelson mandela say that he is alert and that he's doing well. the former south african president, he is back home after spending eight days in the hospital. >> it's important for people to remember that, you know, he is 95, after all. and that, you know, once in a while he needs, you know, medical care, medical attention. and you know, we're very grateful because, you know, he's surrounded by the best medical team, you know. he's very well taken care of, and he's very comfortable, and he's very happy.
of the top stories. >>> former president george h.w. bush remains in intensive care in a houston hospital with an elevated fever. he is on a liquid diet an his condition is listed as guarded. his spokesman quotes him as saying i'm determined not to be dprumpy with all of this. >>> toyota has agreed to pay up in a major way, $1.1 billion to settle a class action suit over sudden acceleration issues. under the deal toyota will install a brake override system in effective cars. it will also set up a fund of $250 million for former toyota owners who sold their cars from september of 2009 through all of 2010. that money would compensate owners for their car's reduced value because of bad publicity. also toyota's attorneys say a separate fund of $250 million will be set up to compensate current owners whose cars aren't eligible for the brake override system. >>> late senator daniel inouye's successor will be sworn in later today. hawaii governor kneel abercrombie appointed his lieutenant governor, brian schatz to fill the seat. a white house official says he's actually flying to d.c. with presi
. >>> put the harps back in the closet. that's the word from former president george h.w. bush's chief of staff. she says the condition of the 88-year-old former president is not dire. his family is expressing confidence that he will soon be released from an intensive care unit. he's been treated for a high fever at a houston hospital. >>> with the nation reeling from the tragedy in newtown, connecticut, and engaged in a national debate on gun control, chicago reaches a deadly milestone despite the toughest laws when it comes to owning firearms. >>> federal investigators arrested a new york city woman, they say she used the school's shooting in newtown as a way to make money. time for citi price rewind. because your daughter really wants that pink castle thing. and you really don't want to pay more than you have to. only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it finds one, you get refunded the difference. just use your citi card and register your purchase online. have a super sparkly day! ok. [ male announcer ] now all you need is a magic carriage. citi p
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